Issue Brief: Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China

07 May 2015

The 2012 revision to the Civil Procedure Law effective January 2013, allowed relevant bodies and organizations to represent the public interest in court lawsuits to address environmental pollution. 2014-2015 has been marked by further major legal and institutional developments towards the establishment of an Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) System in China. This issue brief discusses the opportunities, challenges and the way forward for EPIL system in China.

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